Episode 8

Published on:

3rd Dec 2022

Bootstrap and Tailwind CSS: component-first vs utility-first frameworks

Kerri and Ash talk CSS frameworks and the difference between component-first and utility-first frameworks. 

The frameworks in the mix are:

  • Bootstrap: the venerable component-first framework that has made it easy to create responsive, grid-based layouts for over a decade.
  • Tailwind CSS: a utility-first CSS framework that encourages use of utility classes over creating bespoke names for every div in your HTML.

Since Ash is currently exploring Tailwind CSS, our co-hosts look at it more closely, specifically calling out these developer resources:


And! Here are the follow-up items mentioned from previous episodes:

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I'd Rather Be Scripting
Adventures in Technology Tangents
Ash and Kerri go on mostly random tangents about technology, music, photography, and just about anything else. You never know what you'll hear!

About your hosts

Ash Ryan Arnwine

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Here! #DevRel human. #JavaScript hacker. #vinyl newb. Life tourist.
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Kerri Shotts

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Principal Product Manager for UXP @Adobe, #JavaScript fangirl, Technical writer, Photographer, #Trans (she/her), #Atheist. All opinions are my own.

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